Friday, 27 August 2010

The Creative Colour Challenge

As I said below, I have only recently found this challenge on
and it has led me to some amazing blogs and so many different interpretations on a theme. Of course, being me I didn't find it until it was nearly finished but the fact remains that it's been a real pleasure to find all those new links and see their work.

colour challenge 1

colour challenge 1
Originally uploaded by bostinstuff

colour challenge 1
My contribution to the Creative Colour Challenge...just discovered this group which contains
some amazing stuff . This fish is drawn with black marker and coloured pencil on a background
printedfrom some of my hand painted fabric whichseemed appropriate for the sea colours week

Monday, 23 August 2010


Just had a really enjoyable visit to Deborah O'Hare's blog
a mutual friend gave me the link and she (Deborah) does some amazing fabric printing and what's more gives really clear instructions too!

Friday, 20 August 2010

rainbow series 3

rainbow series 3
Originally uploaded by bostinstuff

one way of keeping my hands occupied whilst 'nursing' my foot

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

one foot over the rainbow

I spent last weekend with my foot elevated after finally getting it Xrayed at hospital. I injured it in Majorca four weeks ago and in my usual obstinate way refused to get it checked out. Of course when I did it was to learn that I had broken a metetarsal (at least it sounds sporty!) A further visit to the trauma clinic yesterday basically just told me "it will get better in a week or two" so that's my visit to the NEC and the Festival of Quilts knocked on the head. I am fed up about that as apart from the amazing work on display I just love the shopping! so many traders with stuff I covet! Oh well, it's back to t'internet..... I filled in that foot up time with another doodle.

Sunday, 8 August 2010


Originally uploaded by bostinstuff

Broadening my horizons

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Trip to Blackpool

Day out in Blackpool with the over fifties! Ann and I packed our umbrellas and boarded the coach to Blackpool at 9 am yesterday. As you can see from the pic the weather was grey and wet and Blackpool was looking very apologetic! However, we had the obligatory fish and chips and a pot of tea freshly cooked for us and delicious too. Walking down Bond Street we saw this "all you can eat" Asian restaurant and collapsed laughing at it's name ! Also in Bond Street we found Johnson's Needlework shop, which made our whole trip worthwhile. The shop is a crafter's paradise... the premises were once a bank and it a warren of rooms and passageways, each one filled to capacity with stuff we hadn't seen for years as well as the latest must haves. We spoke to Susanna whose father owns the shop and is running it for him while he is ill and she is anxious to set up a blog or some means of internet selling and is willing to respond to emails if anyone can't get to the shop but would like to know what's on offer. If you are in Blackpool it's wise to give yourself lots of time to browse (we had to return to the coach too soon) The shop is at 29 Bond St, South Shore, Blackpool and the email address is

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Have a look at this

I had a comment today from Angela who, with her daughter have been keen to try out doodling. Visit her blog to see the early results, prepare to be amazed.

And if anyone is able to add bunting to Angela's collection for said daughters birthday in October I know it will be gratefully accepted!